Completely Renovated Women’s Center Opens, Welcoming Moms and Babies in an Atmosphere of Special Comfort and Care

January 12, 2009

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services recently completed a $4 million renovation of its Women’s Center.  The newly expanded and renovated Center offers seven specialized labor and delivery rooms which allow women to labor and deliver in the same comfortable room, two state-of-the-art surgical suites for emergency and scheduled cesarean section births, one antenatal room, two new recovery rooms, an expanded nursery offering 24-hour nursing care, monitoring and security and remodeled post-partum rooms.

According to Women’s Center Director, Vickie Smith, RN, the unit offers more than just comfortable surroundings for moms, babies and families.  “Our delivering physicians are thrilled with the new unit.  The delivery suites are larger and allow moms to labor and deliver in the same room without being moved and we’ve added an extra cesarean section operating suite on the floor so we can better accommodate emergencies. Special features such as a water tub for labor pain relief during natural childbirth and labor balls for better positioning during labor make the entire experience more pleasant.  We offer three lactation consultants on staff who are available to help new moms get off to a good start with breast-feeding.  Our nursery also offers added protection for new babies with a tiny bracelet that we secure on each infant which alerts nurses if the baby is taken past a certain spot on the unit.”